Burden of Truth

About the Show

Burden of Truth (10x60) is a serialised investigative drama about life-altering legal cases. 

Fast-rising corporate attorney Joanna Hanley (Kristin Kreuk, Smallville, Beauty and the Beast) returns to her small hometown of Millwood – a prairie town with an industrial past and uncertain future – to represent a major client in a case against some sick high school girls. She dispatches her case quickly and efficiently, crushing the girls and their small-town lawyer – her former high school classmate Billy Crawford (Peter Mooney, Rookie Blue, Camelot). After winning her case, she discovers the girls are sicker than anyone thought. Otherwise healthy young women have been overcome with uncontrollable twitches and seizures, making life unlivable. They need help. Joanna also realizes she may have unresolved personal business in town. Even though she’s a successful partner in a big law firm, she can’t ignore the feeling that something in her life is not right. She becomes convinced all the answers she’s seeking about her broken life can be found in her old hometown. And if she’s going to fix herself, she has to start where it all began – with uncovering all of her family’s deepest secrets.

Cast joining Kreuk and Mooney include Alex Carter (NCIS, Ransom, Saving Hope), Ben Ayres (Saving Hope, Bitten, Dan for Mayor), Nicola Correia-Damude(Margarita, Hellmington, Where the Dolls Are), Meegwun Fairbrother (Mohawk Girls, Hemlock Grove, Helix, The Beaverton) and emerging Indigenous actor Star Slade.

A CBC original series, BURDEN OF TRUTH is produced by ICF Films, Entertainment One (eOne) and Eagle Vision. The series is created by Bradley Simpson (Rookie Blue, King) and executive produced by Ilana Frank (The Eleventh Hour, Saving Hope, Rookie Blue), Linda Pope (Saving Hope, Rookie Blue), Jocelyn Hamilton (Mary Kills People, Cardinal) and Kristin Kreuk (Smallville, Beauty and the Beast). BURDEN OF TRUTH is co-executive produced by Kyle Irving, Lisa Meeches (Taken, Ice Road Truckers) and Sonia Hosko (Saving Hope), with Adam Pettle (Saving Hope) serving as showrunner. Associate producers are Tyson Caron and Hannah Johnson, with consulting producer Lynn Coady. Additional writers on the series are Bradley Simpson, Lynn Coady, Shannon Masters, Graeme Stewart, Eric Putzer, and Laura Good.

BURDEN OF TRUTH is produced with the participation of the Canada Media Fund and Manitoba Film and Music, and with the assistance of the Government of Manitoba – Manitoba Film & Video Production Tax Credit, and the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit. eOne controls worldwide rights to the series.

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Program Name

Burden of Truth

Program Type

Television Show

Genre

Scripted

Schedule

Premieres January 10, 2018

Bios

Kristin Kreuk

Joanna Hanley | Burden of Truth

Peter Mooney

Billy Crawford | Burden of Truth

Star Slade

Luna Spence | Burden of Truth

Press Releases

PRODUCTION UNDERWAY IN WINNIPEG ON NEW CBC ORIGINAL SERIES BURDEN OF TRUTH STARRING KRISTIN KREUK

PRODUCTION UNDERWAY IN WINNIPEG ON NEW CBC ORIGINAL SERIES BURDEN OF TRUTH STARRING KRISTIN KREUK

ICF Films, Eagle Vision and global independent studio Entertainment One (eOne) today announced that production is underway in Winnipeg on new CBC original series BURDEN OF TRUTH (10x60, updated final title), a legal drama starring Kristin Kreuk (Smallville, Beauty and the Beast) as a big city lawyer who returns to her hometown to take on what she thinks is a simple case, only to find herself in a fight for justice for a group of sick girls. Read More »

CBC ANNOUNCES 2017-18 PROGRAMMING SLATE

CBC ANNOUNCES 2017-18 PROGRAMMING SLATE

CBC, Canada’s public broadcaster and the number-one media brand in Canada*, today announced its 2017-18 programming lineup showcasing a wide-ranging, uniquely Canadian slate of new and returning original drama, comedy, factual, arts, kids, sports, news and documentary content from the country's leading artists, creators and commentators across television, radio and digital platforms. Read More »

Program Name

Burden of Truth

Program Type

Television Show

Genre

Scripted

Schedule

Premieres January 10, 2018

Bios

Kristin Kreuk

Joanna Hanley | Burden of Truth

Peter Mooney

Billy Crawford | Burden of Truth

Star Slade

Luna Spence | Burden of Truth